Researchers from the Technical University of Lausanne, Scola Supérieure, have developed a thermal sensing system that has the potential to revolutionize prosthetic technology. This groundbreaking technology allows amputees to experience temperature sensations during tasks, giving them a more human-like experience.
In a successful trial, participants were able to distinguish between bottles of water at different temperatures and improve their ability to differentiate between human and prosthetic arms. The researchers believe that this technology will soon play a significant role in the commercial prosthetic industry, as it combines with other sensations like touch and proprioception.
The team’s findings have been published in an article outlining the benefits of their work. Although their work is not yet complete, they are optimistic about the future of prosthetics and believe that this technology will greatly enhance the quality of life for amputees.